Sectional Coloring Knit Dress
300 (350) 400g of sectional coloring yarn (99% cotton, 1% polyester; 280m/50g);
Knitting needles 4;
Circular knitting needles 3,5.
Size: S (M)L.
Note: work in 2 threads of yarn.
Wavy pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 10 + 3 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme 1, on which only RS rows are stated. Make WS row sts and yarn overs as purl. Start with 1 selvage st and sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat and 1 selvage st. Repeat 1st-6th rows.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Relief pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 6 + 3 + 2 selvage sts. Work due to the scheme 2, on which only RS rows are stated, make WS row sts as they face, yarn overs as purls. Start with 1 selvage st and st before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat and 1 selvage st. Repeat 1st-4th rows.
Patterns order: 29 cm = 78 rows of wavy pattern, 19 cm = 60 rows of stockinette stitch, 24 cm = 72 rows of relief pattern.
Stitches control: wavy pattern: 22,5 sts x 27 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Stockinette stitch: 23,5 sts x 31,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Relief pattern: 23,5 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 115 (125) 135 sts and make 1 WS row of purls. Don’t take this row into account. Continue work due to the patterns order. For lowering the width, decrease 20 (18) 16 sts in the next 1st row of stockinette stitch in 29 cm = 78 rows from the set-up row = 95 (107) 119 sts. In 4 cm = 12 rows (2,5 cm = 8 rows) 1 cm = 4 rows from the last change of patterns, bind off 1 x 4 sts from both sides for arm-holes, then, bind off 2 x 2 sts and 3 x 1 st in every 2nd row = 73 (85) 97 sts. In 20 cm = 60 rows from the last change of patterns, bind off the central 25 (29) 33 sts and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, bind off 1 x 3 sts, 1 x 2 sts and 3 x 1 st in every 2nd row from inwards. Bind off the rest 16 (20) 24 sts of shoulders in 24 cm = 72 rows from the last patterns change.
Make in the same way, as back, but with deeper neck-hole, in 10,5 cm = 32 rows from the last patterns change, bind off the central 17 (21) 25 sts, then, bind off 1 x 3 sts, 2 x 2 sts and 3 x 1 st in every 2nd row, 2 x 1 st in every 4th row.
Make shoulder seams. For placket, cast on 128 (136) 144 sts along the neck-hole with circular knitting needles and make 2 circle rows of knit sts. Then, bind off all sts as knit sts. Make side seams. Cast on 90 (94) 98 sts along the edges of arm-holes with circular knitting needles and make placket in the same way, as for neck-hole.